1.Florence & The Machine- Ceremonials
I was eagerly awaiting the return of Flo & The Machine, so my expectations for this album were particularly high. Luckily the album met my expectations and i'm totally in love with it! Not better than 'Lungs' but quite a good successor with tracks 'What The Water Gave Me', 'Only If For A Night','No Light No Light' and the drum heavy 'Shake It Off'.
2.Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto
I am the biggest Coldplay fan and i'm not ashamed to admit it. I've been a fan of their work since their first album 'Parachutes' and they're probably my favourite band. Mylo Xyloto is quite different from the other Coldplay albums but still just as good. More synths and 'poppy' beats are on this record but still has the Coldplay flare that I know and love. Favourite tracks are 'Paradise' 'Charlie Brown' 'Major Minus' and 'Hurts Like Heaven'.
3.J Cole- Cole World: Sideline Story
Been a fan of J Cole since his 'Friday Night Lights' mixtape, and i've been looking forward to this album since then. Although it's not as good as the mixtape, I can still listen to this album from start to finish and enjoy every second of it. Best tracks for me are 'Nobody's Perfect' 'Dollar & A Dream III' and 'Rise and Shine'.
4.Friendly Fires- Pala
One of my favourite albums of the year! Every song on 'Pala' is brilliant but 'Hawaiian Air' and 'Show Me Lights' have to be my favourite.
5.Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes
Although this album was released in February, I only caught onto Lykke Li around June, and discovered 'Wounded Rhymes'. My favourite song has to be 'Jerome'.